Team Paddle

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

- Helen Keller

The Team

Founder & Director - Business Development
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  • An engineering graduate with MBA in sales & marketing & entrepreneurship program in IIM Rohtak.

  • 27 years of professional experience in home appliances, telecom & education industry.

  • Core expertise areas are sales & marketing, business P&L operation management, consulting, process reengineering management, franchise & retail channel management.

  • Passionate towards social impact venturing.

Kamakshi Jayaram

DIRECTOR - Academics and Academic Admin
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  • An educationist and school administrator.

  • Spent many years in building institutions of character and excellence.

  • Teacher at heart and by profession.

  • Started her career in 1967 with Kendriya Vidyalaya, Secunderabad.

  • 52 years of teaching and administrative experience, worked across India with a stint in Bhutan working for schools run by Royal Government of Bhutan.

  • Retired as Director Academics from The Samhita academy (run by founders of Infosys) in January 2020.

Director – Early Childhood Education
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  • Creative education methodologies using storytelling, theatre and act based learning.

  • Training teachers & parents on different ways to teaching and learning.

  • Establishing quality parameters for ensuring pre-school education is child centric, developmentally appropriate and fun filled experience.

  • Ensuring children get space to communicate, experience, internalize and think on their own.

  • Work with women across the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka, South & South East Asia, supporting them to establish their business in the field of education through franchised networks.

  • Working with schools across the country to develop creativity modules in primary education.

  • Developing education material, print, workbooks, films, slide shows, street plays, songs and encouraging the use of local traditional media.

  • Working to make the home & public place spaces more safe and friendly for children.

Director – Operations & Marketing
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  • An Engineering graduate from CET with higher degree in personnel management and journalism.

  • Innovation and creating benchmarks keeps her adrenalin high.

  • She loves bringing smiles, creating dreams and leaders to deliver them. Started her career with sales, being part of ITC Welcome Group.

  • Moved to business operations and customer experience in telecom.

  • Has 25 plus years of rich experience. Has a b2b & b2c experience having headed customer service in various markets of Mumbai, TN & Kerala across BPL mobile, TATA communications and IDEA (Now Vodafone idea) in both operational & strategic levels.

  • WOW Schools for her is that opportunity to charter into an unknown territory of Education, use her skill sets in a socially relevant area, to ultimately see the smiles in students, parents, school owners and all stakeholders of WOW family.

Director - IT & IT Support
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  • Since 2002, running her own IT service & support company based out of coimbatore managing many offshore projects.

  • Core expert area is software project management, agile Methodologies and analytics.

  • Prior to that into teaching, mentoring & faculty training for 12 years. Self-starter & Go getter.

  • Passionate towards education and education support.